Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Best Gifts

The Valentine's Day Blog Hop is here. This means your chance to win! I will be giving away a copy of Burning Touch to one commenter.

Let's talk about Valentine's Day. What do you like to give your sweetheart? What do you like to receive?

Frankly, I am open to all sorts of gifts (Winks at DH). Jewelry is great, but please don't buy me any of those heavily advertised necklaces or bracelets that jewelry stores want you to buy. You know the ones - they always look way prettier on TV as some celebrity pimps them.

I'm also a sucker for flowers, but be original. Don't go for the red roses everyone else does. How about some irises or roses in an unusual shade. And if you are smart, don't get me a live plant because the poor thing won't live long under my brown thumb!

I love all sorts of chocolate (unfortunately). So if you want more of me, this is the gift that keeps giving;-) Seriously, I don't need any more calories.

Okay, so I'm being picky, right? Well, truth is, I don't really need a gift. A card is nice, but what I enjoy most from my honey is his time. I want to know he's thought about making the day special for me and I will do the same for him. A long walk in a romantic spot is great. Stepping up a date night to make it a little more special is perfect.

But what about you? What do you want your honey to do for you?

21 comments:

Terry Odell said...

Although I love the gestures, I'm getting old and jaded and think the holiday is way, way, way too commercialized. Although "occasion" gifts and deeds are nice, I'd prefer the everyday things. Laugh with me. Bring me that glass of wine at the end of the day. Pop into the room and say,"Do you need a hug?"

Terry
Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Michelle said...

We don't really do a lot of gifts though he normally gets me a book I've been wanting. We tend to celebrate Valentine's day by spending it together. During the day we do things with our daughters then in the evening we have our time.

Wynter Daniels said...

Terry; I made the mistake years ago of telling DH Valentine's Day was just a Hallmark holiday. I didn't get so much as a card for years after, but he's over that now;-)

Michelle - That sounds nice and low key! Enjoy.

mommyjj said...

well my hubby loves electronics it's his passion so i usally get him the newest out there as for me he gave me a pandora bracelet lasy year so he buys me a charm for it plus a romantic dinner just the two of us (we have 3 kiddos)

Wynter Daniels said...

Mommyjj - I love that you get him something that he obviously loves. And heck - a guy can't go wrong with a Pandora bracelet;-)

Savannah Chase said...

Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day.

Wynter Daniels said...

Back at ya, Savannah;-)

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

I want a chocolate cake for Valentine's Day...Thank You for your contest. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Melissa Keir said...

I love that he lets me hang out on the computer all the time and write. Not too many guys would put up with this each weekend!

Cathy M said...

After 35 years together, we keep it pretty low key. I always give my hubby Sees candy and a Peet's coffee gift certificate,and he gives me a bouquet of carnationsand a mocha frappacino, my favorites.

Cathy m
Caity_mack at yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Doesn't much matter to me, so long as we have TIME together...

shadowestr@aol.com

Kaylyn D. said...

I want him to cuddle on the couch and watch a romantic movie with me. It is so simple and nice. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Valentine's Day!
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

Wynter Daniels said...

Abigail - I'm all for anything chocolate!

Melissa - lucky you. I have one of those guys, too!

Kaylyn; How sweet that your guy does that. To get mine to watch a romantic movie is like pulling teeth!

Shannon Leigh said...

Wine me, dine me, and um...buy me something nice. Haha

author_shannon_leigh at hotmail.com

Wynter Daniels said...

Ha! Love that, Shannon!

Jean P said...

My husband is good about the flower giving, he has but doesn't always do the roses, I like when he gives me a big bouquet of assorted flowers, they always last longer than roses.
Have a Happy Valentines' Day.
Jean
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Wynter Daniels said...

I so agree, Jean. I prefer a mixed bouquet.

mimirose41209 said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

To be honest, when I met hubby he told me outright that he wasn't a card and flowers kind of guy and after 11 years together that hasn't changed. Just one I would like him to bring home something simple like that. He does well with big gifts (Kindle, jewelry etc.) but a little thing now and then is nice too!


Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

Wynter Daniels said...

Aw, here's wishing you a card and flowers this Valentine's Day, Mimirose.

Lisa said...

I'd love to get those everyday little things that show he cares about me. The holiday is just one day out of the year.

wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Wynter Daniels said...

I picked a winner from a hat - MimiRose! Congrats. And thanks to everyone who entered!